On November 8, 2023 the Tipton Utility Service Board (TUSB) passed Resolution 2023-09 Recommending to the Tipton Common Council to adjust Electrical Utility Rates. Furthermore, the Tipton Common Council is formulating an Ordinance to discuss and possibly enact Electrical Utility Rate Adjustments. A copy of the Utility Board Resolution, including proposed electrical rate changes, can be found on this website under the Board Meeting Minutes link. The key dates for Common Council discussion on this matter are as follows.
* Monday November 27, 2023 starting at 5:30 pm at City Hall Chambers (216 S. Main Street Tipton, IN 46072) will be first reading and council vote on the proposed Ordinance.
* Monday December 11, 2023 starting at 5:30 pm at City Hall Chambers (216 S. Main Street Tipton, IN 46072) will be second reading and Public Hearing and final vote on the proposed Ordinance.
Your attention to this very important matter is greatly appreciated. Tipton Municipal Utilities
From time to time, we all have unexpected things occur that can create a financial hardship. The last thing we want to do is disconnect a customer from our system. Please contact us immediately in the event this happens and our Customer Service Representative will assist you with a payment plan to get caught up and hopefully avoid disconnection.
We do our best to assist our customers during hard times, but we are also a public utility. This means that if one customer doesn’t pay their bill, and the account is charged off, the costs incurred to provide services used by the non-paying customer, must be spread over the remaining customers that do pay their bill.
For this reason, disconnection of service is sometimes the only means available to minimize the affect of non-payment. When an account is charged off, we will take whatever legal means is available to collect the debt in order to minimize the affect on other rate payers.
Receiving utility services is one of the most overlooked luxuries we have in our society today. We expect the lights to come on when we flip the switch, clean water to flow when we turn the tap, and dirty water to go away when we flush the handle. In order to keep all this happening at a reasonable cost, it is imperative that our customers pay their utility bills in a timely manner.
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